You helped at first gave me the lot

A spade to bury you know what 

Adding a little numbness to my pain 

Which drink will you pour me today 

What drug takes me further away 

From horrors ripping lumps out of my brain 

I'm sorry are you losing track 

My moods swing to the moon and back 

Crash landing on the closest loved ones head

I do talk when I isolate

There's no one coming it's too late 

I'll play some death by duvet in my bed 

Come out now coward let's all see

What takes complete control of me 

Destroying hope whilst pissing my dreams 

Emotions shielded by your code

Brought on my latest episode 

The one where nothing's ever as it seems 

A fukin giant I should have known 

I'd no idea how big you'd grown 

You hold the ace with every other card

You're out now though and have been seen 

My cut it shall be slowly clean 

Until you catch me once again off guard 



  • Author: peto (Offline Offline)
  • Published: September 27th, 2023 11:20
  • Comment from author about the poem: Attempt at writing from a prompt Unusual effort for me A friend asked me to try one on mental health
  • Category: Unclassified
  • Views: 13
  • User favorite of this poem: BlessedbyGod.
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  • Christina8

    So I know you said you were writing from a prompt but this is really powerful stuff! I mean bits and pieces will be relatable to a lot of people. And why is there such a stigma around mental health?? Really, great job!!

    • peto

      Thanks Christina
      No idea why the stigma
      Think it's getting better
      Really appreciate your input
      Much obliged

    • BlessedbyGod

      It's great peto!
      That's how depression and anxiety feels, like everyone and everything are against u and nothing can break the chains,

      Great piece my friend!!

      • peto

        Thank you blessed
        Glad you enjoyed the read
        Extremely grateful

      • Introverted Sage

        Really great work!
        Thank you for sharing

        • peto

          Thank you sage
          Appreciate the visit

        • spook300

          Nice work, peto. Looking forward to reading more of your poems.

          • peto

            Thank you spook
            Nice to see you here
            Be checking your writing shortly
            Much appreciated

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